It costs money to trade. But that doesn’t mean the COST is ONE CONSISTENT PRICE. Instead, brokers offer different pricing options for traders.
If you’re a swing trader or a position trader, this article is probably not for you. Instead, it’s for those of you who have found an edge in trading the market frequently.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the strategies you know? You’ve tried most of them, and each works well in different market environments, producing fantastic results for you. So many methods at your disposal, but you are unsure when to implement them.
A belated Happy New Year and Merry Christmas! (to whomever that applies). I hope you all spent some time with loved ones and re-centered yourselves in preparation for the new year that will come with new heights ergo new challenges.
Pip is an acronym for “price interest point” or “percentage in point”, which is a price change of 1/100 of 1% or one basis point. This represents the smallest possible change in an exchange rate.
The majority of Forex pairs are quoted up to 4 decimal places i.e. a pip is the last of those 4 decimal places.
A trader’s win rate (percentage) is determined by the number of winning trades out of all the trades they have placed.
If you win 50 out of 100 trades, then your win rate sits at 50%. If you win 80 of 100 trades, your win rate is 80%.
When I started Forex trading, I genuinely thought I had to be trading for 24 hours, 5 days a week, and 240 days in a calendar year! Genuinely! I kid you not. I thought that was the only way you made money in the Forex Market.
Until I learned that it all depended on your strategy and the kind of lifestyle you sought to live.
HOW TO LOSE ALL OF YOUR MONEY TRADING FOREX! Traders with some experience may have heard of the term, but I guarantee you that a lot of traders don’t understand it.
That opening line may have scared you, but don’t worry, because the point of this is to learn how to reduce the risk of losing your capital.
Cut your losses short, let your winners run. You know the saying, but do you apply it in your trading? I can tell you now that most people do the exact opposite – They cut their winners short and hope losing trades will magically move in their favour.
If this week has taught me anything, it’s that you can never be too sure because you never know what’s coming or when it is coming. This past week we witnessed the US elections, and with that came volatility.
As traders, we love volatility. We love movement in a bearish or bullish direction.
Over the years, I’ve had many questions about signal providers. Do they work? Are they for everyone? How do you really measure their accuracy? And even, WHY you would provide signals?
The only reason I asked that last question over the years was because I genuinely believed that providing signals would somewhat take the trader’s focus off their own trading.